Ernest M. Correia

My ETS was March 1969 from the 82nd Airborne Div.   Went to the Nam twice, one full tour and then TDY.  I did not want to keep going back, so I did not re-up.  

I would not tell people that I was in Nam for a very long time.  My first job was selling insurance for two years.  Then I went on my own for some time.  I had a Fish and Chips place, a grocery store and record shop at one stage.  That did not work out.  Then I went in construction for three years, along with starting a clothing firm that went bust.  My next stint was with the airlines for three years, but got fired.  Wa-La I got into the IBEW train to become an electrician and had the usual ups and downs,  i.e. lay offs and such.  Made some money and opened a beauty shop and barber shop then bought the building it was in with seven units.  Stayed with the Union and became a Business Agent/ Organizer.

 I have a wonderful wife and two wonderful daughters. Life has been good in so many ways.  I guess I just kept running from the Nam so they say.  What the hell we are still here.  I respect all of you Nam brothers.

Webmaster Note: Ernie is a "regular" at the 35th Infantry Regt reunions and attended the 2nd or "ENCORE" reunion of the 2/9th at Ft Sill, OK in May, 2017.

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